By now, you've probably seen Matchbook-- the new online magazine that launched last week.

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I've been constantly pouring over its pages since its release, and I have not seen this much beauty in one place since Lonny. It's astounding.

Here are a few of my favorite pages...

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new blog address

Happy Sunday, readers!

I just wanted to let you all know that I now have my own web address.

If you type in this address, it will direct you to my blog. If you type in the old www.matandwhitney.blogspot.com, it will still take you to my blog, but it will redirect you using waphotography.net. I also wanted to let you know because I am trying to get everyone to switch their Google Readers over to the waphotography.net address.

Thanks for your faithfulness in reading my blog. I appreciate you so much!

Have a wonderful afternoon!!


a full week

Happy Saturday!

Mat and I had an absolutely full week. We had something to do or somewhere to be every single night this past week, and I have never been so happy to see a Saturday come in my whole entire life!

Monday night, I babysat for my boss and his sweet wife. They have two kids. Their youngest was asleep when I got to their house, but I had an absolute blast playing with this cutie pie:

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Tuesday, I left straight from work and went to make photos for Juli and Kody-- two friends from the Seminary. Juli and Kody were absolutely precious! Their photos turned out so cute, which is mainly because of how cute they are. They are just a darling couple, and I sure hope they ask me to make their photos in the future, because I had a ball! (I will post photos from their shoot soon.)

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After I made Juli and Kody's pictures, Mat and I had dinner with our good friends, Adam and Sarah, at Hammerheads in Louisville. Mat is notorious for finding hole-in-the-wall restaurants and dives, and this one was no exception. We had great food, and it was so wonderful to get to catch up for a good two hours with them. We are continually blessed by their friendship.

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We went straight home after dinner so that I could watch the State of the Union address. I'm not a huge Obama fan (as if you didn't know that), but I truly love the SOTU. It's most definitely one of my favorite nights of the year.

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Wednesday night, we of course, had church. And Louisville/Shepherdsville got A TON of snow. It never ceases to amaze me that I can wake up and there be lots of snow on the ground when I didn't even know it was supposed to snow. Living further north is funny.

Thursday night, Mat and I went with our good friend, Diana, and another friend to eat at Havana Rumba, which is always good. We enjoyed seeing D and getting to know a guy better that Mat knew when he worked at Brooks Brothers. Food and fun. It's what the Alexanders are all about!

Friday, I was busy all day at work with New Student Orientation at the Seminary. I was so blessed to get to work with the people at the Seminary, and I can honestly say that I LOVE my job. My boss is wonderful, my co-workers are my friends more than my co-workers, and I fully believe in what the seminary stands for. God is so good to me.

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Orientation was stressful, but it went off without a hitch, even though the orientation coordinator was in California, and I was "in charge" (and yes, I use that term very very very loosely!).

After I left work, Mat and I went to Von Maur, where I spotted these tiny Hunters. The cuteness was so much that I literally couldn't stand it. See for yourself!

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After Von Maur and dinner at Yang Kee Noodle, we went to our good friends, the Caskeys, to play Liars Dice. Such a fun game-- you can see the rules here. Liars Dice to us is a means to and end, meaning we play just to hang out. We don't hang out so we can play. But, it's always fun to have something to do while you're hanging out.

Today, we've just been hanging out around the house. I finally found a desk for my office, and Mat moved it in today. I really like it, and I hope my office will be done soon. My photography is starting to pick up, and I hope to keep getting busier when the warm weather comes, so I really need my space. I love this desk. You can find it here.

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Life is busy, but good. We are finally starting to really flourish in our new house. Things are getting put away and organized, and it really feels like home now. 

On a side note, yesterday was my Maw-Maw Hazel's birthday. She passed away in 2000, but I miss her so much. I ate a layered cake in her honor. You can read a post I wrote about her here.

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Happy Birthday, Maw-Maw. I love you so very very much.

Hope you have a great weekend! 


100 great bedrooms

I got an email the other day from Southern Living about "100 Great Bedrooms." I starred it and got a chance to look at it a few nights ago. After I did, I instantly regretted not looking at it sooner.

Whatever that fabulous new editor is doing at SL (along with an amazing team, I'm sure), I hope he keeps doing it. I've haven't seen so much inspiration in 100 pictures in a long time...

Relax and Reflect

Rustic Retreat

Green Living

Classic Elegance

I could curl up with a good book in any of those beds after a long day...

Keep up the good work, SL!


it's my cup of tea

My sweet husband bought me this mug the other day off of Etsy. It was a complete surprise when I received it in the mail on Saturday.


Any guesses on what the quote is from?




Just a few pictures from things I couldn't help but love from the January|February 2011 edition of Lonny.  Check it out!

So much love in this kate spade room. Hello, Sunshine.

Mat and I have been in love with Leontine Linens for quite some time now. These shams seal the deal.

Dear Subway Tile and Industrial Stools, Marry me?

Open shelving + frosted glass + clay-colored cabinets = the most serine kitchen

Lilly. That's all I have to say about that.

I love the random-yet-matched pictures hung in this bathroom. And the little shelf below the mirror. 

Corner sink? Delightful.

There's those monogrammed shams again. They get me every time.

A huge vintage print of a map of Paris. I'm stealing this idea to decorate a bigger than life wall in our new house. 

Zoomed out photo of the above map.

Look at those curtains. And that bench. And that zebra skin rug. Mmmm.

What a little kitchen. What a huge impact.

Thank you, Lonny, for giving me more photos to drool over. I cannot imagine life without you.


a merry little christmas

I know that it's the middle of January, but I couldn't help but post some pictures from Christmas.

I'm sorry they are not in any kind of order, and I'm sorry there are no words, but sometimes, I think simple is best. I hope you and yours had a very merry Christmas!














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